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ChineseEdit

volcano mouth; (a measure word, for people, livestock or utensils)
simp. and trad.
(火山口)
火山

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

火山口

  1. (geology) crater

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
さん > ざん
Grade: 1
くち
Grade: 1
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

(fire) + (mountain) + (mouth).

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NounEdit

火山口 (hiragana かざんくち, rōmaji kazankuchi)

  1. crater, literally "fire mountain mouth".